Shotis puri

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Shotis puri
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Shotis puri
TypeBread
Place of originGeorgia
Region or stateEurope
Main ingredientsWhite flour

Shotis puri or simply shoti (Georgian: შოთის პური) is a type of traditional Georgian bread, made of white flour and shaped like a canoe.[1] Shoti is baked in a specific bakery called tone or torne/turne (old Georgian). The word is cognate with tandoor. The bread is served as any other bread, but it tends to be more popular on special celebrations such as Easter, Christmas, and New Year's Day, as well as birthdays and weddings.[2] It gets its distinctive shape from the method of cooking, as long strands of dough are stuck to the inside of a traditional round well-shaped brick or clay oven.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Laura Kelley (2009). The Silk Road Gourmet: Volume One: Western and Southern Asia. Bloomington, Indiana (USA): iUniverse. pp. 40–41. ISBN 978-1-4401-4307-6. Retrieved 15 March 2013.
  2. ^ Burum, Linda (1993-06-03). "MARKETS Georgia on My Mind". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2008-04-02.